Lotto Grotto Totem is a sculpture comprised of donated and collected materials found and installed at The James Black Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Inspired by structures of totem poles and grottos, both of which mark place with aesthetic interjection, I sought to create a tactile gathering place for artists.
Old breeze blocks were repurposed from the neighborhood, overgrown chives were salvaged from behind a dumpster, an evacuated fish tank was rigged up with solar powered lights to create the ‘Grotto Gallery,’ a small-scale exhibition space.
Artist in Residence, The James Black Gallery, Vancouver, BC. March 2019.
Rocks and minerals were lent from Below BC
Glass was donated from Green Coast Rubbish
Bricks solicited through Craigslist
Remaining materials were found onsite.